Prince Harry and Meghan Markle share adorable new photo of Archie to mark his birthday

7 May 2021, 10:06 | Updated: 7 May 2021, 10:08

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have shared a new photo of Archie
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have shared a new photo of Archie. Picture: Getty Images/Duke and Duchess of Sussex
Naomi Bartram

By Naomi Bartram

The Royal Family have also sent two-year-old Archie their birthday wishes.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have released a new photograph of son Archie to mark his second birthday.

Shared on their official website, the sepia-toned picture sees the toddler wearing jeans and trainers while holding a large bunch of balloons.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared the photo alongside a call for equal access to the coronavirus vaccine.

They asked the public ‘join us in advocating for vaccine equity on Archie's birthday’, continuing: "We cannot think of a more resonant way to honour our son's birthday.

Archie turned two on May 6.
Archie turned two on May 6. Picture: Duke and Duchess of Sussex

"We have been deeply touched over the past two years to feel the warmth and support for our family in honour of Archie's birthday.

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"Many of you donate to charities on his behalf and mark the occasion by giving back or doing an act of service - all through the goodness of your hearts."

They added: "We will not be able to truly recover until everyone, everywhere, has equal access to the vaccine," the couple said.

"We are inviting you to contribute whatever you can - if you have the means to do so - to bring vaccines to families in the world's most vulnerable places."

Royal Family members were quick to wish Archie a happy second birthday, with Prince William and Kate Middelton tweeting from their KensingtonRoyal account.

Alongside a photo of Archie when he was christened, they said: "Wishing Archie a very happy 2nd birthday today."

The Queen shared a message from the Royal Family Twitter account, saying: "Wishing Archie Mountbatten-Windsor a very happy 2nd birthday today."

And Prince Charles and Camilla also shared a photo of Harry and Archie at his christening.

He captioned the image: "Happy birthday to Archie, who turns two today."

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born on May 6 2019 at 5.26am and weighed 7lb 3oz.

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